Lay the Big Price: Athletics at Mariners Pick

by | Last updated May 25, 2023 | mlb

Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, May 25th, 9:40 ET
Location: T-Mobile Park
Money Line: Athletics +206/Mariners -245
Total Line: 7.5

Betting Preview

Here’s our betting preview for the upcoming MLB clash between the Seattle Mariners and the Athletics on Thursday, May 25th at T-Mobile Park. We provide you with a comprehensive analysis, odds, and predictions to help with your handicapping decision or tail our expert based on the projected lineups and listed starting pitchers.

Betting Odds

ML RL Total
OAK +206 +1.5 O 7.5 (-115)
SEA -245 -1.5 U 7.5 (-106)

Athletics vs. Mariners Projected Lineup

Batting Order Position
Esteury Ruiz 1 LF
Ryan Noda 2 1B
Brent Rooker 3 LF
Seth Brown 4 LF
JJ Bleday 5 RF
Shea Langeliers 6 C
Jace Peterson 7 3B
Tony Kemp 8 2B
Nick Allen 9 SS
JP Sears RP

Batting Order Position
J.P. Crawford 1 SS
Ty France 2 1B
Julio Rodríguez 3 CF
Teoscar Hernández 4 RF
Eugenio Suárez 5 3B
Jarred Kelenic 6 CF
Tom Murphy 7 C
AJ Pollock 8 LF
Jose Caballero 9 SS
Logan Gilbert SP

Straight Up/Over-Under/ Runline Record

Oakland Athletics: 10-41 SU / OU 29-21 / Runline 19-32
Seattle Mariners: 25-24 SU / OU 23-26 / Runline 25-24

If the Athletics are going to climb out of last place in the AL West, they will need to turn things around with a win over the Mariners. Heading into the game, the Athletics have lost seven straight games and stand with an overall record of 10-41. On the road, the Athletics are 5-21 and 5-20 at home. The team’s overall series record is 1-14.

  • The Athletics have covered the runline in 37.3% of their games and have an average run margin of -3.6
  • The Athletics have been favored in 2.0% of their games and have runline records of 10-15 and 9-17 at home and on the road, respectively
  • The over has hit in 58% of the Athletics’ 51 games at 29-21.

On a record of 25-24, the Mariners are 4th in the AL West. Currently, they are six games out of the division lead. Against the Athletics, they will be seeking their 4th straight win. On the road, they have a record of 12-12 while going 13-12 at home. Seattle’s overall series record is 6-9.

  • The Mariners have covered the runline in 51.0% of their games and have an average run margin of 0.7
  • The Mariners have been favored in 69.4% of their games and have runline records of 11-14 and 14-10 at home and on the road, respectively
  • So far, the Mariners have an over/under record of just 23-26.

Pitching Matchup

Pitcher Appearances Started IP Record ERA WHIP HR
JP Sears 9 9 48 0-3 4.99 1.15 11

Oakland starter JP Sears enters with an overall record of 0-3 and ERA of 4.99. His ERA on the road is 7.06 and 3.04 when pitching at home. Sears’ season-long WHIP comes in at 1.15 with a batting average allowed of .247. Opposing teams have put together a slugging percentage of .478 against him.

Sears is coming off an outing in which he took a no-decision after tossing six and earning a quality start. The Athletics ended up losing the game 3-2 to the Astros. Individually, Sears allowed five hits leading to two earned runs.

Pitcher Appearances Started IP Record ERA WHIP HR
Logan Gilbert 9 9 52 2-2 3.81 1.00 5

Across nine appearances, Logan Gilbert has a slugging percentage allowed of .325 and enters with a WHIP of 1.00. His overall record is 2-2 on an ERA of 3.81. For the season, he has a total of 63 K’s, and is averaging 1.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Gilbert’s record on the road is 2-0 and 0-2 at home. This includes an ERA of 4.34 (road) and 3.40 (home), respectively.

The last time Logan Gilbert took to the mound, he secured a quality start and a win for his team, who won by a final score of 7-3 against the Braves. Gilbert gave up two runs and four hits across six innings.

Athletics vs. Mariners Offense Outlook

The Athletics have played 51 games so far and are ranked 27th in the league with an average of 3.5 runs per game. Their home runs rank is 18th (53) and their overall batting average stands at .225. This includes a BA of .229 on the road and .204 at home.

Oakland Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Team Games Runs HR BA OBP SLG
Athletics 51 3.5 (27th) 53 (18th) .225 (28th) .302 (26th) .302 (26th)

Oakland Athletics Top Hitters: Last Five Games

Player BA H R HR SLG
Esteury Ruiz .250 5 3 0 .300
Ryan Noda .229 3 2 0 .312
Brent Rooker .300 3 0 0 .300
Aledmys Díaz .278 3 0 0 .361
JJ Bleday .111 1 1 0 .111

This season, Seattle is ranked 14th in the league for runs scored, averaging 4.5 runs per game. They have hit a combined total of 53 home runs, which puts them 18th in the MLB. Their current batting average of .230 is 24th in the league. On the road, their batting average sits 23rd, compared to 26th at home.

Seattle Mariners Team Hitting Stats

Team Games Runs HR BA OBP SLG
Mariners 49 4.5 (14th) 53 (18th) .230 (24th) .310 (22nd) .310 (22nd)

Seattle Mariners Top Hitters: Last Five Games

Player BA H R HR SLG
José Caballero .438 3 3 2 1.375
Jarred Kelenic .330 7 5 2 .630
Julio Rodríguez .280 6 5 0 .380
Eugenio Suárez .180 4 2 1 .330
J.P. Crawford .287 6 2 1 .487

Free MLB Pick

I try to avoid heavy favorites when possible, but today’s card doesn’t offer a lot of advantages so I’m laying the wood with the Seattle Mariners at -245. The Oakland A’s are 1-10 in their last eleven games and aren’t likely to get it going tonight vs. a nasty Logan Gilbert.

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